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9 of The Best iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning. Resources for School Librarians. S.O.S. for Information Literacy. How to draw… a love monster! The new edition of the MLA Handbook provides a "universal set of guidelines" (see left column) for citing sources for ALL types.

The major elements of ALL citations are below: Information Literacy. What is Information Literacy?

Information Literacy

Information literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit. Information Literacy has also been referred to as digital literacy or media literacy.

Regardless of the terminology, be it digital literacy or media literacy, having information literacy skills are the fundamentals to thrive in a digital space. Edutopia. Studies suggest that many U.S. students are too trusting of information found on the internet and rarely evaluate the credibility of a website’s information.

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For example, a survey found that only 4 percent of middle school students reported checking the accuracy of information found on the web at school, and even fewer did so at home (New Literacies Research Team & Internet Reading Research Group, 2006). At the same time, the web is often used as a source of information in school projects, even in early schooling, and sites with inaccurate information can come up high in search rankings. Shenglan Zhang and I thought that we could help address this situation by laying a foundation for website evaluation in elementary school. In particular, we wanted to: To achieve these aims, we developed the WWWDOT Framework. Acorn Craft For Toddlers. My love of all things autumn continues with this ripped paper acorn.

Acorn Craft For Toddlers

This is a cute craft that can be adapted easily for various ages. We used markers but paint or crayons would work well too. Ripping paper may seem destructive but as this post from an OT explains, the mechanics involved actually helps develop the tripod grip which is the proper way of holding a writing utensil. Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics. Library infographics presented below clearly show that being a librarian today is not about surviving any longer.

Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics

It’s great that such infographics are created. Infographics are a fantastic way to draw attention of online users, and give facts not only in a more digestible, but also highly entertaining way. Many people still perceive libraries as awesome-looking magical places, full of a scent of old paper. We associate libraries with the past and with the analog world – the world that doesn’t fit into the broadband internet connection. A to Z List of Marketing Terms for Libraries - IntelliCraft Research. Isn’t it frustrating as a librarian or info pro working hard to promote your library’s services and programs and you come across marketing advice with ideas or terms that are unfamiliar?

A to Z List of Marketing Terms for Libraries - IntelliCraft Research

Read Aloud - Downloads. The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use. The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME. Kendra Perkins is the Coordinator for the Shanghai Librarian Network, the International Librarian Network Ambassador for China and Head Librarian at YK Pao Secondary School in China.

The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME

For more inspiration, check out her blog. What is the CRAAP Test & How can I use it? It’s common knowledge that that the Internet can be a powerful source of information however, on the flipside, it can also be a powerful unreliable source of information. Students and fellow researchers nowadays need to learn how to use critical thinking skills to evaluate resources to ensure that they are selecting trustworthy data. The CRAAP test [1] is one way to easily achieve this. There are many ways to evaluate sources, but (for obvious reasons) the CRAAP test is the easiest to remember. Over 50 of the Best Dr. Seuss Fun Food & Craft Ideas! - Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. An open access resource for faculty and librarians. Place the cursor over the information wanted...options will appear.

Click on the "cite" option A number will appear on the document. Scroll to the bottom to locate the MLA citation created by Naomi Bates Northwest High School Library Justin, TX www.naomibates.blogspot.com @yabooksandmore. Storyline Online - Where Reading Is Fun! Resources: Ready to Read at New York Libraries: Library Development: New York State Library. Our Makerspace Journey. Our Makerspace has changed, grown and evolved since it was first conceived and started in January 2014.

Our Makerspace Journey

Follow along with the story of our journey here. Hopefully it will inspire you to start your own Maker journey January 2014: It was around this time that I first began to learn about Makerspaces and the Maker Education Movement. I had always wanted to find a way to incorporate STEM concepts into our library, and I was intrigued by the idea of STEM focused centers. And Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators. Library Patch: If the Book Fits .... Read It. Each and every year, I present a lesson on "Just Right Books.

Library Patch: If the Book Fits .... Read It

" Each and every year, I feel that it falls just a little bit flat. I continue to see kids choose those GIANT books that I just KNOW are not a good fit. I really don't want to become the book patrol and force each kid to read out of their books, just so that I can ensure that they have a good fit. I want the kids to choose just the right book independently. I have scoured the Internet for ideas. . * readwritethink.org has THIS lesson comparing book choice to Goldilocks. Choosing the Right Book: Strategies for Beginning Readers.

ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans. Grade 1 - Common Core/IFC Aligned Sample Lessons - LibGuides at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. Hanover County Public Schools - Lesson Plan Book. Kindergarten%20combined%2062003.pdf. Library Media Center / Teachers' Room. Jsd2libraries / K-5 Curriculum. Information Skills Lesson Plans.

Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu for This Page: General Collections of Lesson Plans | The Dewey Decimal System | Reference Books and Web Sites | Worksheets | Research Methods and Reports | Miscellaneous and Holiday Lessons General Collections of Lesson Plans Learn North Carolina - Searchable lesson plan database which includes information skills units. Library Skills Lessons - by Katy Punch on Pinterest Library Media Lesson Plans - For all grades from the Utah Education Network. Elementary Library Routines - This is a place for elementary librarians to share ideas for curriculum and library management. Yearly Curriculum for the library Lesson Plan Book - Lesson Plans to complement the Hanover County Library Media Curriculum. YA on Instagram. CPCS Library: Your Information Place - Home. YA Authors on Instagram.

I adore Instagram. In the couple years I've been a member, I've loved the way it's encouraged me to think about my day a little more visually, and enabled me to share those (jazzily filterized) images with friends. Best of all, it's missing all the clutter and noise of Facebook. Just pretty pictures, captions, a handful of hashtags -- and authors. Just like with Pinterest and Tumblr, we've gathered as many YA authors as we could find with Instagram accounts.

They're listed here by first name. #enjoy! YA Highwayers on Instagram. Home - Common Core/IFC Aligned Sample Lessons - LibGuides at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database. 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far. When we started putting together this list, I think all the Oyster editors expected it to be easier.